St Andrews Links
St Andrews Links
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Recognised the world over as the Home of Golf, St Andrews Links has borne witness to over 600 years of golfing history. That the game evolved and developed into its final form here has never been in question. Golf has been played on the famous Links since as early as the 1400s, and it was here in 1764, when the 22 hole Old Course was reduced, that today's 18-hole round was established, becoming the standard for golf courses the world over. One golf course has now become seven, and many of golf's most dramatic moments have occurred here. The Links has played host to the game's greats as well as those enthusiastic amateurs for whom the chance to play St Andrews' hallowed turf is a dream come true. As well as seven courses, the Links also manages four shops, three clubhouses and a Golf Academy - all open for the public to enjoy.
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  • Darcy K
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    St Andrews Old Course Experience
    Was unsuccessful in the ballot. Decided to line up. Come prepared, lined up at 9 pm the night before and was 7th in line. Luckily there were 9 guaranteed spots available the next day. There are Heaters along the Old Course Pavillion but bring warm clothes and something soft to lay on. It's a long night but turned out to be one of the most amazing golf experiences I have ever had. Got a 7:50 tee time and got paired with 3 amazing New Zealanders. The staff at the Old Course were helpful and show a lot of pride in their Course. The course was as amazing as everyone say and in perfect condition. Would definitely do it again.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 August 2023
  • Tammy F
    Mount Gambier, Australia277 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mini putt at St Andrews
    Mini golf on St Andrews was a dream come true for our 2 keen golfer kids (12 and 9 years). Only 1 quid for kids and 2 for adults for the 9-hole option. Our kids (and adults in the group) loved this activity.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 August 2023
  • james m
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Experience
    It was actually Easter 2022. Simply a wonderful experience.. Being part of the Senior Marshal Team for 150th Open we were guests of the R and A . A wonderful round of golf on the Old Course followed by a drinks reception and dinner in the clubhouse. An experience that money can't buy and one I will never forget.
    Visited October 2022
    Travelled on business
    Written 24 September 2023
  • Chaz King
    Knoxville, Tennessee291 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The “ground zero” of golf!
    Wasn’t able to book a round (the wait is a month out at least) but to just walk the course and see where it all started is really something. You can always find someone who’s hit it off the course while you’re there. So always be kind and cheer them on! You know you’ve been there!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 April 2024
  • yss97
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,866 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience playing the Old Course
    Got lucky in the Advance Ballot and got a tee time for the Old Course. The gloomy weather and light drizzle didn’t detract from the experience! The golf was great, treading the course where the pros have played. A caddie is recommended as there are many blind shots where it is not obvious where you have to aim for. And they are the best gauge of whether the ball is still playable where you hit it. With the amount of rounds played, the fairways were a bit divot marked in areas, but greens were well-kept and bunkers well-raked (😉). Overall a great experience!
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 May 2024
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ilx519
Leicester, UK4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Excellent course and set up. I would however avoid the official photographers. We paid £100 for four of us and all you get is a link to 16 photos that you have to print off yourself and no presentation folder. They took over 60 photos but you have to pay extra for the others. Use your phone!!
We had a caddy for the four of us and this was well worth the money.
Written 5 July 2021
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BCM1225
Clarksburg, NJ295 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This was our second trip to St Andrews and also our second round on the Old Course. This time, I found many fairways and played a smart and controlled game and broke 90. Again parred the 18th in front of a crowd!! Three of us played with a member and got out late and finished just before dark.

My son and another member of our foursome played the New and also enjoyed it.

However, there are few walks in golf like the 17th and 18th at the Old Course with the guests at the hotel cheering us(they must have started drinking early) and the folks surrounding the 18th applauding good shots. I think only the walk up 18 at Pebble can compare and I've been lucky to do the 7 times.
Written 25 February 2020
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Marvin G
Ogdensburg, NY1,493 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
I was in total awe upon driving up to this home of golf. The Pilmour House provided me with displays outlining the development of the game and backgrounds of the greatest players to ever pick up a set of sticks (clubs). Artists from two St. Andrews schools (Madras College & St. Leonards were commissioned by Callaway and St. Andrews to design a 150th Anniversary bag that will be used by the 34 players in this year’s tournament. Larger than life design sculptures of the ten finalists have been placed around town to further hype this year’s British Open Tournament.

St. Andrews Links contains seven courses: The Old Course where golf was played 600 years ago, Castle Course added in 2008, New Course was built in 1895, Jubilee Course considered to be the most challenging course of all, Eden Course built in 1914 by Harry Colt has challenging bunkers and boundaries, Strathtyrum Course has a tough layout, and Balgove Course is the only 9 hole course and is used by beginners and children. “The Big Bag Trail” has been set up to assist visitors in exploring the courses and town.

I had opportunity to watch some of the players finish up during their practice rounds. I saw someone bang in a 35-yard putt and loudly cheered his good fortune. I was so excited when I received a cap doff in return that I forgot to take a picture. In addition, we crossed a wooden bridge over the thick high fescue growing on the dunes to access the wide esplanade beach that served as the backdrop for the movie, Chariots of Fire. After stopping in the Tom Morris Bar & Grill for a “cuppa,” I spent time in the Old Course Shop exploring exclusive apparel and collections of souvenirs before making purchases to bring home to family and friends. The prices were tre cher. But, what an awe-inspiring experience to spend a portion of my day there.
Written 3 August 2022
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chrisspiller65
54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
Played the New, Castle and Old courses on the winter deal. Courses were in fantastic condition, no muddy shie to be seen. Green were all very good and fairways were fantastic. Many bunkers were GUR on The Old, probably due to work being undertaken for the Open. Would have been nice if a few more were in play. All the staff were amazing, really welcoming and always helpful. The winter deal is very special, including The Old Course and a 2 course meal, it really is an unbeatable deal if you have kind weather. Can't praise all the staff highly enough, a real credit to St Andrews Links.
I'm sure we will return for our 3rd visit in the future. Thank you St Andrews for a truly memorable week.
Written 16 March 2022
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Darren B
Uckfield, UK145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Wow what a course!!! It was everything I hoped it would be a e more!! We had caddies as well and can’t recommend that highly enough, they are so helpful with the right lines and reading the greens - they also have a great story or two - you will definitely get more out of the experience with a caddy. We git our tee time through the ballot and were extremely lucky with the weather, I definitely hope I get to play it again!!
Written 14 April 2023
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Eric B
St. Andrews, UK90 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We had soup starters and shared a Club Sandwich with a side of Chips. While the sandwich was triple deck, as expected of a Club Sandwich, it was trimmed like afternoon tea finger sandwiches, so there was less of it, compared to other establishments. The Cullen Skink was not as good as previous visits and the julienne of leeks was undercooked....I felt that the potatoes had not been cooked in the soup!. A bit disappointing really as we have used the Links Clubhouse a lot since it opened. As a general comment, the menu appeals less than previously and the prices seem higher than before.....I also hear negative feedback from other locals, so that is a concern
Written 26 July 2021
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bill b
Rugby, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We purchased the Winter Deal that included 18 holes on the Eden, New and Old course. We had a caddie for the Old (thank you again Scottie, you were great). FYI Scottie reckons that the Castle course is one of the best in St Andrews.

Absolutely brilliant and worth every penny. We had great weather for 2 days but, as per Sod’s law, it rained cats and dogs and blew a gale for the Old Course. A shame but who cares, it was great

The restaurant overlooking the Old Course is brilliant and a must. Shower facilities etc are first class and all included in your all fee.

Staff throughout were great.

Thank you St Andres Golf.

Staying in St Andrews can be expensive. Think about this .. we stayed in the Fairmont … not actually in St Andrews and the girls spa bill alone exceeded the golf fees with food and drink their costing a second mortgage. B&B and leave the family at home next time!!
Written 17 November 2022
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JWinkle
Kunming, China114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
An amazing experience! What a sight with the old buildings and the ocean sandwiched around this gem. I’m not a golfer but enjoyed watching others hit their first shots off the tee on 1, and then finish on the 18th. We went to the Himalayas and were able to have some putting practice on the 18 hole miniature golf course next to the no. 1 fairway. Afterwards we crossed a small street and jumped in the North Sea. It was an experience to remember!
Written 28 May 2022
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EV
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Playing the New Course on sunny windy Monday was a lifetime highlight, perhaps even better than walking the Old Course which we had done the day before. I opted to play the New Course because the playing experience is similar, but the golf is less stressful because of the lower level of hype. Playing as a single with my wife walking with me I had reserved at Jubilee, but the New Course starter was able to get me on that course at a good time.
Written 24 December 2022
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Tina F
Florida, MO67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
As a single without a reservation, you can either get in the que at 3am or enter the lottery at lease 48 hours in advance. We chose the 3am que, on a Friday to play the Old Course and squeaked in. It was well worth it!
Written 7 July 2023
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